All posts in "Spirituality / Soul Work"

Your Mental Health Is Not a Sign of Your Religiosity

By Saadia Yunus

As he stared down at the page, his mind wandered to the conversation he had had with his wife earlier that morning. No matter how hard he tried to refocus on the page, he could not stop replaying what she had said to him. He couldn’t understand why he wasn’t able to focus since reading […]


Hope: Fueling Your Recovery from Pornography addiction

By Abutrustworthy

The road to recovery is full of thorns. The journey is filled with hardships and difficulties, which require patience, perseverance and a very strong commitment to overcome. Speaking from my own experience, often times I feel like recovery work is overwhelming and draining, so much so that sometimes I feel very exhausted and feel like […]


Stories Are Like Pearls from Heaven

By Yusuf

A couple of months had passed by since the end of Ramadan, and the Thursday class the Shaykh used to facilitate was finally starting back up again. It’s a class focusing on spirituality and activism geared towards young professionals. However, this time around, the shaykh was requesting one young professional to present each week on […]


Climbing Out From Rock Bottom

By Liberty

The Qurʾan documents the story of a young boy who was abandoned by his older siblings. The very people who were meant to protect him turned against him. He went through the traumatic experience of being kidnapped by his brothers, physically assaulted, having his shirt ripped off, and then being thrown to the bottom of […]


3 Addiction Recovery Lessons From The Day Of Ashura

By Zeyad Ramadan

(Summary of Audio Training) The Day Of Ashura is a special day for Muslims where we are encouraged to fast the 9th and 10th day of Muharram as a commemoration of the saving of the Prophet Musa (may God’s peace and blessings be upon him) and the Children of Israel from the oppression and harm of […]


What Does It Mean to Love Yourself?

By Sayyed

“He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals,” said Benjamin Franklin. This is a witty reminder to all that loving oneself is an unattractive and repulsive inclination. Ben Franklin was referring to the arrogance and self-righteousness that plague many souls. But in a very different context, self-love is one of the most […]


Compassion: One of the Greatest Healers in Addiction Recovery

By Suhail

In the name of Allah. We praise Him and send salutations on his noble Prophet Muhammad. Boundaries are opportunities. They don’t limit, they liberate. This gem was shared at a Purify Your Gaze live call. I quite needed to hear it. Moving from dysfunctional, to functional, to purposeful living is a struggle. It can only […]


Ramadan Reflections: Recognizing A Power Greater Than My Sexual Sins

By Riad

The concept of surrender is one of the most profound lessons that I have gained from theBreaking Free Trainings. The very action of surrendering was what brought me to Purify Your Gaze by the will of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala (SWT). While attending university, I went through the worst of my addiction. I was consistently […]

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